Pat Pheifer

Reporter | Ramsey County Courts
Phone: 651-298-1551
Pat Pheifer covers courts and other legal affairs in Ramsey County.

Recent content from Pat Pheifer

Yes, it’s cold for December – but it’s been a lot colder

While it’s still almost 6 degrees below normal, it isn’t close to 1983, when the coldest December in modern history in the Twin Cities was recorded, with an average temperature of just 3.7 degrees.

Updated: December 30, 2013, - 09:37 AM

Theft charges dismissed against former Eagan coach

Six felony theft by swindle charges were dismissed last week against Kurt B. Virgin, a former basketball and soccer coach...

Updated: December 27, 2013, - 01:59 AM

Minnesota Supreme Court agrees to hear assisted suicide case

At heart of Final Exit debate is Minnesota law against promoting suicide vs. the freedom of speech.

Updated: December 26, 2013, - 09:30 PM

Prior Lake gym teacher faces drug charges over 47 pot plants

A middle school physical education teacher in the Prior Lake-Savage School District has been charged with felony possession and sale...

Updated: December 19, 2013, - 08:57 PM

Apple Valley man sentenced to two life terms for killing pregnant wife

Roger Earl Holland was sentenced to two consecutive life sentences without the possibility of parole for the murder of his pregnant wife, hours after a jury found him guilty early Tuesday morning.

Updated: December 17, 2013, - 09:59 PM

Jury: Husband guilty of killing pregnant wife in Apple Valley

After about 10 hours of deliberation, it found Roger Holland guilty on all counts, according to a statement from the Dakota County Attorney’s office.

Updated: December 17, 2013, - 06:55 PM

Murder trial in death of Apple Valley woman goes to jury

Roger Holland is accused of killing his wife and their unborn child.

Updated: December 16, 2013, - 03:46 PM

Archbishop Nienstedt apologizes for response to clergy abuses

At Our Lady of Grace Church in Edina, he said he was “surprised as anyone else” when the scandal broke.

Updated: December 15, 2013, - 09:37 PM

Savage man gets 90 days in jail for beating dog with sledgehammer

The 71-year-old man pleaded guilty Oct. 30 to one count of animal cruelty and one of obstructing the legal process, a gross misdemeanor. Two other charges were dismissed.

Updated: December 05, 2013, - 09:43 PM

Jurors in Holland trial see and hear about victim's injuries

Some of the abrasions and bruises on Margorie Holland’s head and face, knees and ankles and hands and elbows could...

Updated: December 03, 2013, - 08:23 PM

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